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As Hustler turns 40, porn king Larry Flynt fights on

Aug 30, 2014

As Hustler turns 40, porn king Larry Flynt fights on

Porn veteran Larry Flynt is celebrating the 40th birthday of his X-rated magazine Hustler — and from his gold-plated wheelchair he is as combative as ever in fighting for free speech. “I’m the largest content provider in the world for adult material, (operating in) ...

Aug 29, 2014

Egypt's Morsi accused of leaking secrets to Qatar

Egypt’s state prosecutor is investigating allegations that ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi leaked secret documents to Qatar via the Doha-based Al-Jazeera broadcaster, according to judicial officials. If the charges are referred to court, it would be the fourth case under way against Morsi, who ...

Aug 29, 2014

Court overturns convictions in Amish hair attacks

Personal conflict, not religion, was the driving motive behind beard- and hair-cutting attacks targeting Amish, an appeals court panel ruled Wednesday in overturning the hate-crime convictions of 16 men and women. A 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel sided with arguments brought by ...

Aug 29, 2014

Ferguson police sued for using excess force

Missouri residents sued the city of Ferguson and St. Louis County, claiming police violated their civil rights by using excessive force in response to protests over an officer’s killing of an unarmed black teenager. The Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, 18, by Ferguson ...

Aug 28, 2014

'Cops' crew member killed in U.S. police shooting

Police who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant struck and killed a crew member with the long-running “Cops” television show and the suspect, who was carrying a pellet gun, authorities said Wednesday. Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said witnesses and officers ...

Child abuse victims in British town claim compensation

| Aug 28, 2014

Child abuse victims in British town claim compensation

Rotherham is a working-class, declining steel-and-coal town with higher-than-average unemployment. It seems remarkable in its ordinariness — a collection of charmless discount stores, betting shops and kebab counters surrounded by sleepy residential streets lined with brick houses that have seen better days. But below ...

John Lennon's killer sorry for being 'an idiot'

Aug 28, 2014

John Lennon's killer sorry for being 'an idiot'

John Lennon’s imprisoned killer says he still gets letters about the pain he caused in his pursuit of notoriety nearly 34 years ago. “I am sorry for causing that type of pain,” Mark David Chapman told a parole board last week, according to a ...

IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France

Aug 27, 2014

IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France

Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was on Wednesday placed under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France’s finance minister. In a statement after a fourth round of questioning before magistrates, ...

Colombian kingpin's former hit man leaves prison

Aug 27, 2014

Colombian kingpin's former hit man leaves prison

A former hit man for Pablo Escobar, who confessed to hundreds of murders as head of the drug kingpin’s army of assassins, has been freed from a maximum security prison under heavy police guard. John Jairo Velasquez, better known by his nickname “Popeye,” was ...